Bug 8329 - problems when installing redhat 6.1 with german keyboard
Summary: problems when installing redhat 6.1 with german keyboard
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-01-10 12:55 UTC by Joachim Backes
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-14 14:09:25 UTC

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Description Joachim Backes 2000-01-10 12:55:10 UTC
When installing redhat 6.1 with a german keyboard, then chars as / for
example are not recognized correctly during redhat installation, when using
the text mode (/ on german keybords ha another position than on us
keyboard). So, I have to look where / on US keybords, and then I have to
type the - sign.

Additionally, when choosing special chars for the initial root password
which differ between us and german keyboards, then a later login fails
because of wrong root password. This is based on the same reasons as above.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-27 08:29:59 UTC
assign to installer

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-14 14:09:59 UTC
The loading of keymaps is vastly improved in the latest installer (available in
beta) so this problem should be fixed.  Selecting a German kayboard at the
outset of the installer will load load the correct keymap and you will be able
to type as you normally would.

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